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Fort Lauderdale Gay Events – November 24, 2011

On November 25, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., the hottest Leather Party in South Florida returns for its sixth and best year yet. The Leather Men’s Brother-hood will be holding this year’s Leather Masked Ball at Boom in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. For the first time ever, you will be partying the night away in the center of Wilton Manors, South Florida’s gay Mecca. Get your dancing boots shined and get ready to rock with DJ/producer John LePage from San Francisco. VIP lounge, bootblacks, silent auction, live BDSM demonstrations – there’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Leather Masked Ball. Every year 100% of The Leather Masked Ball proceeds are distributed to local and national charities.  This year’s grants include: $10,000 to the Broward House Gay Teen Suicide Prevention Program, $10,000 to The Leather Archives and Museum to archive and preserve the history of the leather lifestyle. In its six-year history, The Leather Masked Ball will have distributed more than $110,000 to community non-profits. The LMB is run by the all-volunteer Leather Men’s Brotherhood, an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information and tickets, go to

Comedienne Margaret Cho will headline this year’s Broward House’s World AIDS Day Rally and March, which will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Shoppes of Wilton Manors on December 1.

Two shows: Thursday, December 1 at 9 p.m. and midnight at Parker Playhouse inside Holiday Park. Two one-night- only benefit concerts for Broward House. Cho, is revered for her crass, in-your-face style; she’s one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed comedians today. Cho tackles organized religion, homophobia, the explosion of child birth, bartering sex for household chores, her loser ex-boyfriends, and her now world-famous mother. Cho has won numerous awards for her humanitarian efforts on the behalf of  women Asian and the LGBT communities. She is part of cast in the hit TV series “Drop Dead Diva” on Lifetime Television. Tickets are available now at

Sunday, December 4 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Boardwalk, 1721 N Andrews Ave in Fort Lauderdale.  This is the kick-off party for Beach Bear Weekend. There will be hot bear porn stars such as Trace Michaels, Bronson Gates, and Adam Rouge plus internet sensations Scott Gardner and Francisco Escobar flying in from California. So far, 20 bear strippers have signed up.

The sexy Brian and Peter from Tribal Son jewelry will be out front along with a few other vendors along with lots of other surprises.